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CMMC – Letters R & S in a word photo

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CMMC

CMMC – November Alphabet – Word that contain R and S

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For this challenge, Cee has asked for photos with words that have letters R and S.

Here’s a few I have:

  • Star (sun)
  • Birds – 4 gray doves in the tree
  • Rusted Paint can
  • Rocks that I’ve painted – 3 fish and 4 owls

 

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Cee’s Pick a Topic From a Photo

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Cee’s Pick a Topic From a Photo

CMMC – November Pick a Topic from my Photo

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This is a sort of new challenge from Cee (it used to be regular feature), where she gives a photo, and we pick something from that to expand upon.

If you’d like to join in, get details, and see other entries, just click the above link.

Here’s the photo from Cee

The picture shows a little girl holding a stuffed animal, so I went with some stuffed animals that I have. They are Beanie Babies.

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This little stuffed toy is a Ty Beanie Baby and is a Puffin Bird. He is Black, orange, yellow and white. The tag says his name is Puffer. 😉

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A couple of tiny tigers from my Beanie Baby Collection. The black & white one’s tag says his name is Blizzard. The gray & white one has lost his tag, so don’t know his name. He also had to have a bath today. For some reason he had what looked like mud all over him. 🙂

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This is my Ty Beanie Baby red Cardinal bird. The tag says it’s name is Mac.

He is a pretty deep red color, with black around the face, and black feet. There is a big bunch of red feathery like material on top of his head.

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Feeling Lucky 13?

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Feeling Lucky 13? Four Leaf Clover on Apple iOS 14.2

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It’s Friday 13th!

I’m not really superstitious, so here are some things for Good Luck!

A friend/neighbor brought us back these dice and lighter from their trip to Las Vegas recently.

There is a penny that was found in a parking lot, too. You know the saying, ‘see a penny, pick it up – all the day you have good luck’. We always pick up money we find.

And one day in a grocery store parking lot, I found this 7 of hearts card just there all by itself.

Wishing everyone a day of good luck!

🍀🍀🍀

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good luck horseshoe with 4 leaf clover & ladybugs (Pixabay)

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FOWC – Utopia

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FOWC – Utopia

FOWC with Fandango — Utopia

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For Fandango’s One Word Challenge today, the prompt word is ‘utopia’.

This fits right in with the book I’m reading right now. It’s “Utopia”, by Lincoln Child.

I’m 3/4 of the way through, and let me tell you it is a thrill ride of a book.

The action is set inside a mega theme park near Las Vegas. There is a plot afoot, with several accidents with the rides. There are some bad guys behind this, and of course the good guys are trying to find out what is happening … before it’s too late.

I still don’t know what they have planned, but it’s leading up to something awful I’ll bet.

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 66

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Two Souls: Into the Fire # 66

Warning … adult content

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After Ghost sat up screaming about graves everywhere, he  finally fell back down on the bed, continuing to sleep, although his eyelids kept twitching in dreams. Steve did manage to get a short nap, after that.

The next time he awoke, he heard Ghost in the bathroom, getting ready for their show. He drowsed in the half-awake state a little longer, until Ghost came and shook him all the way awake.

“Your turn, Steve. Go get ready, we have to be there in a little bit, I think. It feels like it, anyway.”

Steve looked at his watch, “Yep, you felt right, it’s time to get on over there.”

He noticed Ghost looked paler than usual, and his hands were trembling slightly. “You okay, man?”

“Yeah, guess so.”

Steve could tell he was still in some pain, but knew he wouldn’t admit it yet…would plow on through their commitment, and suffer the consequences later. So, he didn’t push it…but, he’d keep an eye out anyway. He may have to cut short their show, if he saw the signs of Ghost loosing it. If he started staring at nothing, kind of in a daze, or started forgetting lyrics, it would be time to call it a night.

Ghost told Steve he’d done a good job on the car, but didn’t talk much after that, even when Steve tried to crack a joke or two.

“I have something to tell ya, later,” Ghost finally said.

“Well, I have something to tell you, too,” said Steve.

Ghost smiled at him with his silly, broken tooth grin. Steve was happy to see it.

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The coffee shop was just a small hole-in-the-wall establishment…a tiny platform for performers, and a couple of couches and easy chairs, and about a dozen tables. The place smelled delicious, though…rich dark brews and yeasty baked goods. The two baristas were kept busy behind the counter, serving up lattes and mochas and half this and that – Steve could never remember what they were called, all those fancy coffee drinks. Just give him a regular cup of joe, scalding hot, and he was happy.

So, after hearing some other acts, it was their turn to take the stage. After checking the microphone, and fine tuning his guitar, they were ready. It was going to be a simple set tonight. The crowd was filling up the tables, but it was a pretty small area, so it looked full, even with only 50-75 people in the whole place, including themselves.

Most looked to be twenty or thirty somethings in age, a few teens…some were doing homework or surfing the internet on their laptops, but all were attentive to what he and Ghost were doing – waiting to be entertained with some music.  Steve didn’t see anyone who looked like a trouble-maker.

And so, it was time. Steve began their first song…an old love song by Extreme, *”More Than Words”. Steve sang this to Ghost all the time at home. They both loved it, but Ghost would sing it tonight, with Steve coming in on the chorus. They got a nice round of applause, afterwards.

They began their next one, *”Killing Me Softly”. This one they took turns singing the verses. It meant a lot to the both of them. The story of their love, more or less, set to beautiful notes of music.

They continued with a few more tunes, then closed with “*World”. This was one of the best feeling shows they’d done in a long time. The audience was appreciative and welcoming, no hecklers, and the lighting was soft. The people were right up next to them, sort of like playing for friends in their living room – a very intimate setting. Steve was thinking maybe they should do more of these, rather than loud bars. He’d mention it to Ghost, later.

So far, Ghost had held it together. This place was relaxing, not stressful at all. After their set was over, people said what a good time they had, and thanked them politely for playing. They were given cups of coffee and their pay, and were soon back at the motel.

“What’d ya think, Ghost?” Steve asked. “I really enjoyed that, didn’t you?”

“Yeah, I did too, Steve. I thought I’d flake out, but it was nice.”

“Maybe we should just do coffee houses out on the road. I wouldn’t mind that kind of atmosphere; I’m tired of loud bars.” Steve mused.

“Let’s do that, then,” Ghost agreed. “Oh, what were you gonna tell me?”

Steve thought for a minute, “Oh, yeah, kinda just what we were saying. We should just take it slow, and don’t get in any rush. We could just play places like tonight, or maybe not play at all for awhile. Just travel around, do the sightseeing thing…whatever we feel like doing.”

“That sounds good, Steve,” said Ghost, who was lying on the bed, with his arm over his eyes to shield them from the overhead light. “I think all the loud bars, and lights, and stuff, are getting to me. My head still hurts, too.”

“I think it’d be good to ease off awhile, maybe plan where we’re going to go, instead of just driving around.” said Steve.  “Oh, what was your dream about? You said you had something to tell me, too.”

“Uh, it was about graves.”

“I heard you yelling about it,” said Steve.

“I was…when? When I was asleep?”

“Yeah, you sat right up and started hollering about graves being everywhere.”

“Oh, that was it. I remember, now. I didn’t know I was talking in my sleep…”

“You weren’t talking, you were yelling really loud.”

Ghost sighed, “Well what I was dreaming was how many graves there are…all around us. We’re sorta surrounded by them…every city, town..there’s a cemetery…big ones, little ones, and sometimes just abandonded ones on the side of the road – no town left at all…just the dead in their graves.”

“Abandoned,” Steve said.

“Yeah, that’s what I said,” said Ghost, “abandonded, abandondead, dead people.” He looked at Steve and grinned. He knew he’d just creeped Steve out.

“Ookay,” said Steve. “That’s a new one on me. I never thought of it like that before.”

“Yeah, and what I was thinking…” Ghost continued, “was that like you said, instead of just driving around with no plan, we could visit lots of graveyards!”

“Whaat???” Steve looked at Ghost in horror!

“Yeah, and …and…I can take pictures of the old crosses, and angels, and tombstones. And, we could write about where we found them, and who knows, maybe we can make a book out of it. We could call it ‘Our Adventures in the Graveyards’, or…or…’Traveling With Ghost and Steve to the Haunted Past’, or.., hey, we could find some real haunted houses. I could talk to some ghosts, haha, that’d be so cool, wouldn’t it?”

Ghost was getting excited about this, Steve could tell. More excited than he’d been about anything in awhile. The idea was pretty good, but he didn’t know if he could handle all the spook talk, himself.

“What if I’m too scared to do that, Ghost?

“What’d’ya mean, Steve? We go to the graveyards back home, and you’re not scared. What’s the difference?”

“Uh…those ones are like family to us. We’ve known those dead people a long time. These new ones are strangers…they might not like us snooping around them taking their picture.”

Ghost couldn’t help it, he burst out laughing. “Listen to yourself, Steve! Oh, my God…so funny. I didn’t think you even believed in spooks, and now you’re thinking they’re gonna come get’cha if we take their picture!” he laughed even harder.

Steve tried to act like he didn’t care about spooks, one way or another, and his speech was kinda dumb, and he started laughing, too.

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*More Than Words” by Extreme, written by Nuno Bettencourt, Gary Cherone, released March 23, 1991, label – A & E.

*Killing Me Softly With His Song”, by Roberta Flack, composed by Charles Fox, with lyrics by Norman Gimble, in collaboration with Lori Lieberman, released in 1973, label – Atlantic

*Hole in the World”, by The Eagles, written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, released July 15, 2003, label – The Eagles Recording Company II

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Next Part Coming soon

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© 2020 BS

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This is a work of “fan fiction” based on the novel, “Lost Souls” by Poppy Z. Brite. All credit for the original characters, places, and some backstory mentions, belong to Ms. Brite and her publishing affiliates. Only newly introduced characters, places, and original elements of this story are entirely from my imagination. Character descriptions are a blend of the original book descriptions and my interpretation of them.

All songs included in this work will be solely owned by the original performers/writers and will be credited. Creative license is taken in including them in this story.

No harm is intended toward author, musicians, or people and situations to whom there may be a resemblance.

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The content herein is rated by me as being at the high end of MA (Mature Audience). It includes strong language, violence, sexual themes, including same sex pairings, religious themes, and fantasy horror.

Song Lyric Sunday – Contrast – Day and Night

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Song Lyric Sunday – Contrast – Day and Night

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/09/12/dissimilar-things/

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Today’s SLS has us finding songs that have contrasting words or thoughts. .

To join in, and also see other entries, just click the above link. Thanks, Jim!

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“All Day and All of the Night”, by the Kinks, was released as a single from their album, “Kinks-Size” in 1964. It was written by Ray Davies, and is on the Pye and Reprise labels.

From the Songfacts article: https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-kinks/all-day-and-all-of-the-night

During a July 12, 2006 concert at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Ray Davies explained how the song was originally rejected by his record company because it was “too blue-collar, too working-class” and because the record execs thought the guitar sounded like a dog’s bark.

More fun facts can be found at their link (above)

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I’m not content to be with you in the daytime
Girl, I want to be with you all of the time
The only time I feel alright is by your side
Girl, I want to be with you all of the time
All day and all of the night
All day and all of the night
All day and all of the night
I believe that you and me last forever
Oh yeah, all day and nighttime yours, leave me never
The only time I feel alright is by your side
Girl, I want to be with you all of the time
All day and all of the night
All day and all of the night
Oh, come on
I believe that you and me last forever
Oh yeah, all day and nighttime yours, leave me never
The only time I feel alright is by your side
Girl, I want to be with you all of the time
All day and all of the night
All day and all of the night-time
All day and all of the night
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Ray Davies
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Now for another contrast!

This is the same song as a cover, done by The Scorpions.

This video is of course in color, but the whole thing is jazzed up with the lights and the energy displayed by the band.

In the original video of the Kinks, there are no flashing lights, no color, and really not much excitement of them singing the song. It is very plain and they barely move around the stage.

I much prefer the Scorpions!

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Funny & Found

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Funny & Found

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I’m forever buying used notebooks, diaries, scrapbooks, yearbooks, and finding fun things in them. I also find other things that are funny, or it’s funny where I find them.

I find people’s discarded grocery lists, too, along with whole photo albums, cards and letters.

I just like finding things like these, because I try to imagine who wrote them, why something was discarded, and what the people’s stories are.

So, I’ll post a few of these from time to time.

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First photo is of a small diary. It has a blue background with white winged dragonflies on the cover

The spelling of these pages is pretty bad, but it’s done by a kid.

The next page says: Today was awfullest because I had to go and get my brother and he usually is angry, but today he wasn’t and I gave him two chances. Good bye.

The last page says: Rowdy loves me and he asked me to be his girl friend and I said yes. Good bye.

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Color Your World – Melon

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Color Your World – Melon

Color your World: Melon

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Photos show:

  • Melon Crayola Crayon
  • Clouds of Melon colors
  • My drawing of a melon colored cloud with word melon in black
  • A striped lizard – melon, yellow, & purple
  • Melon Crayola facts – family of red, introduced 1949

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Hats

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Hats CFFC

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Hats

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Here are a few hats:

  • Vintage red hat on mannequin model
  • Red hat on a white cat (coloring book)
  • Orange & red sombrero on Day of the Dead skeleton (a sticker)
  • Variety of hats on mannequin heads at a thrift store

 

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Color Your World – Magenta

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Color Your World – Magenta

Color your World: Magenta

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The photos show:

  • Magenta Crayola Crayon
  • The word Magenta I drew and colored in
  • Magenta fact – it is in the family of Red
  • Magenta & white polka dotted stuffed animal with big blue eyes
  • Magenta mandala design I drew
  • Magenta colored notebook with gold trim with a gold embossed key

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